Sanjay Gupta joins Google as country manager and vice president of sales and operations for India

NEW DELHI: Google has designated Sanjay Gupta as its new country manager and vice president of sales and operations for India. He takes over from Rajan Anandan, who quit Google in April to join Sequoia.

Sanjay will contribute to Google 's ongoing efforts to expand the internet ecosystem in the country, driving internet adoption among consumers and businesses and accelerating innovation. He will take on the role early next year and will be based out of Mumbai working closely with the teams based in Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Bangalore, the company said in a release.

Gupta joins Google from Star and Disney India where he was the managing director. He is a post graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kolkata and an engineer from Delhi College of Engineering.

“I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading and shaping Google’s charter in India. It is an exciting opportunity to leverage the power of technology to solve some of India’s unique challenges and make internet an engine of economic growth for people and communities. I ... look forward to contributing to India’s digital journey as it becomes an innovation hub for the world, ”Gupta said.

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